Hey there …it’s me again. We have been trying to stay dry here in Central Indiana but we’ve had so much rain this summer. Many below average temp days as well. I am hopeful that summer might still show up but we are running out of time. Speaking of time, how is it possible that Theo starts Kindergarten two weeks from tomorrow? I can’t believe it! The process seems a little overwhelming right now with paying for book fees, registration, online registration (which is apparently different), orientation, back to school night, school supplies, transportation and my current uncertainty about infamous drop off and pick up lines…I have no clue what I’m doing (or about to do) but we’ll get the hang of this, right?? There are other parents who have survived sending their little ones off to the big, big world of elementary school, or so I’m told.
190/365: Thursday, July 9th. It had been WAY too long (3 weeks) since I’d seen Kennedy Noelle so we had a little dinner playdate during which I only let Ryan hold her for 10 minutes so I could shove some food in my piehole. She slept the whole time, until I laid her down to try to take some pictures. And this was what she thought about that.
191/365: Friday, July 10th. We spent the weekend with our friends, Corey and Melissa, and their kiddos. Unfortunately they live a couple hours away but it’s a nice excuse for a getaway to spend time with them. They had a beautiful custom bar built since our last visit so we spent some time enjoying the new amenities at our B&B.
192/365: Saturday, July 11th. We were hoping for a hot, sunny day (or “hot and summer day,” as Theo says) but hey – at least it didn’t rain! We were able to let the kids play in the lake and take Corey’s jet ski on a few spins around the lake. Dexter was happy to go slow while Theo, the thrill seeker, wanted max speed. SO. FUN.
193/365: Sunday, July 12th. Different kind of bar scene – kids coloring. Theo outlasted them all. He loves to color, write, or draw. As sad as I feel about him going to Kindergarten, I am eagerly anticipating the learning and growth that is about to take place.
194/365: Monday, July 13th. I was lucky to be able to grill these beautiful, juicy, savory, delicious pork chops during a break between two BIG storms that rolled through. The first hit around noon and left many trees down, people without power (including my residence briefly as well as my office), and caused severe flooding. The second was right around the boys bedtime and I have never seen anything like it. Lightning was constantly flashing and illuminated the sky almost nonstop for at least an hour. It was amazing and scary at the same time. The light show was followed by extreme winds and torrential rain, neither of which lasted very long. It continued to rain and thunder long after I was able to relax and fall asleep. So much damage has been done and so many crops have been destroyed by this crazy summer weather. Anyway- the pork chops were great.